There are a few days until we are spared further discussion about the Supreme Court race, except for the fallout to Annette Ziegler's legal career as a result of her inability to conduct herself properly as a judge.
Here is what we have:
- Ziegler is clearly unqualified to serve as a county judge, or justice of the peace, let alone a Supreme Court Justice, given her inability to see the need to disclose.
- Clifford needed to go positive ten days ago once Ziegler destroyed her own credibility.
- Ziegler's effort to dodge the truth was uncanny. She accused Clifford of slinging mud and denied any wrongdoing. The problem was the accusations Ziegler ducked were never made by Clifford.
- All Clifford needed to do to win this campaign was give people a positive reason to vote for her.
- The right wing definition of the campaign as a struggle between judicial activism and judicial restraint is a sham and fraud ever since some conservative U. S. Supreme Court Justice took the liberty of saying the definition of 'person' included 'corporations.' Or when Anthony Scalia decided that the word 'taking' included rezoning.
- Linda Clifford as an officer of the court is much better than her campaign.
- The presence of crime issue is about as manufactured as they come. The Supreme Court does determine the rights of the accused as measured by the Wisconsin and the United States Constitutions. That had better be free of any influence from law enforcement or the WMC.
- The Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce ducked when Ziegler got in trouble, but still stayed with the game plan to spend a fortune of its members' money on television spots. Anyone see position paper #2?
A vote for Clifford is not only a vote for justice, it is a vote for sanity in a televised world of hyperbole and distractions.